Former UFC fighter Ben Askren will be making his professional boxing debut tonight as he will be squaring off against YouTube personality Jake Paul in one of the most highly-anticipated fights in recent memory.
Many fans are wondering whether Ben Askren will be able to defeat Jake Paul in the fight. While speaking to TMZ Sports, CM Punk shared his opinion on tonight’s fight.
CM Punk stated that Ben Askren is a decorated wrestler at a very very high level in two different sports. He added that Askren knows what it takes to win a fight and stated that nobody would be surprised if Askren ends up defeating Jake Paul.
“It’s easy to sit on your couch and say that Ben (Askren) isn’t a striker. But he’s a decorated wrestler at a very very high level in two different sports. Mindset and mentality are a big thing when you’re fighting, and Ben has that space. Is Ben gonna come out there and look like Muhammad Ali? No, probably not. But Ben knows what it takes to win a fight, and the skillset in boxing is different; the rules are different. So, he’s gonna approach it to the best of his ability, so he can win that fight. I know a lot of people are counting him out, but I don’t think anybody should be surprised if he wins,”
Ben Askren has predicted a knockout of Jake Paul in the sixth round of the fight. The two are scheduled to face off against each other tonight at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. We will have to see if Ben Askren will leave with his reputation still intact or not.